The aim is to support high achieving and highly motivated students within the classroom by providing the knowledge and materials appropriate for teachers and support in high-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Students are officially recognized as gifted through outside testing from a psychologist but are also supported in the talent coaching program by outstanding performance within the classrooms as identified by the class teacher. Students within the program are supported in a variety of ways:
Students have the same topics and themes as their peers but are given goals and tasks at a higher level within the class community.
Students are given the opportunity to accelerate past mastered topics and go on to goals at the next grade level.
3. Small group/individual support
Students work with the Talent Coach in a small group or one-on-one to support in critical thinking skills such as working through challenges.
4. External support
Students are given the opportunity to register for higher-level courses through the Hector Kinderakademie.